Rolling Stones to release a new album

LONDON - The Rolling Stones are planning to release a new album, possibly this year, guitarist Ronnie Wood said Monday (April 4).

The British rockers last released a studio album in 2005, but Wood said they have been in the studio and recorded some new material and some blues covers.

"We went in to cut some new songs, which we did," the 68-year-old Wood said. "But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days.

"They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic."

When asked when the new material would be released, Wood said only: "This year."